Friday, November 4, 2011

since everyone who reads this knows what i've been up to since my last post (in early june, yikes!), i'm just going to start fresh from today :) i can't promise my blog to be exciting. to me, it's more of a journal of all the randomness that is my life. it makes me feel like i actually accomplished something when i look through my archives from years ago.

jaren likes homemade rolls and usually uses his moms recipe to make them as often as he can. but it's kind of time consuming for a weekday dinner. *insert my quick fix* winco has these rolls in their freezer section. (i know, weird thing to blog about! but 30 years from now, my grandkids will laugh at all the weird stuff i blog about.)

just spray a pan with pam and place the frozen dough balls in...
spray some wax paper with pam as well and cover...
let them rise 4-5 hours. we usually go to 6 because we like them huge!
then bake them and when they're brown, brush them with some butter. they're plump and taste homemade :)

this next recipe i got from my friend wendy's mom cheryl. hope she doesn't mind me sharing. i will never go back to boxed au gratin potatoes again thanks to her!

5 lbs. potatoes
2 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk
1/2 stick butter
2 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4  tsp. pepper
3/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 1/2 cups grated cheese
heat oven to 350*. scrub the potatoes, don't peel. cut into 1/8 inch slices.
in a saucepan, heat the cream, milk, butter, salt, pepper, garlic and parmesan just until warm and blended. don't boil.
butter the bottom of a pan.
then layer potatoes...
cream mixture...
grated cheese....
repeat layers ending with grated cheese on top. bake for an hour and a half at 350* uncovered.
seriously... nuff said!